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Vista Buddhist Temple is a Shin Buddhist,

non-monastic, family-friendly temple. Whether you are temple members, dharma friends, or seekers passing through on your journey, take a minute to see what we offer, and know that you have already arrived.


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The temple has reopened and we hope that you join us in person for services most Sundays at 10am. Services are hybrid and are also available simultaneously over Zoom.


Visit the Events & Calendars page to view the service schedule. 

(Masks are required in the temple at all times.)

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Our Dharma School welcomes K-12 students, both visiting and temple families. Currently the Dharma School meets twice a month on Sundays at 11 a.m. Our teachers are able to connect virtually and engage students through discussions, online activities and crafts. For more information please send an email to



Meditation Services are held every Wednesday evening at 7:00pm. These are open to the public as well as temple members. For more information please contact the temple office at or call (760) 941-8800.

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  Classes and talks on Buddhism are hosted throughout the year. Visit the Events & Calendars page to view upcoming classes.

To learn more about Buddhist history and practice from a Shin perspective, visit Everyday Buddhist, an independent, immersive, & self-paced online collection of courses, live chats, & blogs, crafted to deepen Buddhist understanding for everyone. Interested in a subscription? Sign up here and a donation will be made to Vista Buddhist Temple.  

Upcoming Events

  • VBT Meditation Service
    Wed, Aug 17
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    Aug 17, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
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    Join Vista Buddhist Temple's Wednesday Meditation service, which includes meditation, a short dharma message, and an opportunity for discussion
  • The Sunday's in August Series: Chanting 101
    Sun, Aug 21
    Vista Buddhist Temple
    Aug 21, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
    Vista Buddhist Temple, 150 Cedar Rd # B, Vista, CA 92083, USA
    Join Vista Buddhist Temple's Minister's Assistants as they guide the sangha through the practice and meaning behind Shin Buddhist chanting.
  • VBT Dharma Recovery
    Sun, Aug 21
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    Aug 21, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM PDT
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    Join Vista Buddhist Temple's Dharma Recovery group to share experiences, strength, hope, and to learn to live one day at a time from a Buddhist perspective


150 Cedar Road

Vista, California 92083

United States


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